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March 4, 2011

Dear Colleague,

How are you at ECG interpretation? Try your hand at the following questions…

Find these answers and more by examining the articles in More Resources. Want more of a challenge? Give Drug Challenge: Antiarrhythmic drugs a try!

Don’t miss our next issue with a selection of articles especially for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
Clinical Edito

New articles have been added to Focus On: The Future of Nursing. Be sure to take a look at what our authors and editors have to say about the IOM Future of Nursing Report. Also, our collection of flu resources has recently been updated. In Focus On: Influenza you’ll find great content to help get you and your patients through this influenza season.

Several LWW nursing journals are celebrating anniversary milestones in 2011.  Nursing Research celebrates 60 years of publication! Also, celebrating are Nursing Administration Quarterly  (35 years), Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing  (25 years), Clinical Nurse Specialist (25 years), and The Health Care Manager  (30 years). Learn more about these journals here.

Join the conversation! Here’s what happening on NursingCenter's In the Round:

Announcing LWW Nurse Editors' Roundtable - The Future of Nursing
After a two-year collaborative effort, the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued their report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Join Anne Dabrow Woods, MSN, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, Chief Nurse of Wolters Kluwer Health / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Ovid Technologies, who will lead a roundtable conversation with five of the leading LWW nursing journal editors to discuss what this report realistically means to staff nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse educators, nurse managers and administrators and the nursing profession. More...


There are two categories of hemorrhagic stroke: intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Learn the risk factors, clinical presentation, diagnostic tests, treatments and more by reading Stroke, Part 2: Respond Aggressively to Hemorrhagic Stroke.
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What is “everyday ethics?” What does it mean to act with dignity in healthcare? Learn to define these difficult concepts by examining The Place of Dignity in Everyday Ethics.
Journal of Christian Nursing
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More than half of patients with rosacea have concomitant skin disorders, such as seborrheic dermatitis, acne, perioral dermatitis, and melasma. Brush up on the Treatment Options for Rosacea with Concomitant Conditions.
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care Share:
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Review our Recommended CE list on balancing diet and immune function, children and grief, use of honey in wound care...


You’ll want to become familiar with and follow your facility's practices for obtaining blood cultures, but take some time to read these general guidelines. Find out the basics by examining Combating Infection: Blood cultures: 5 Steps to Doing It Right.
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Successful medication management in older adults can be complicated. Physical factors, polypharmacy, drug interactions and adverse reactions, and self-medicating are all factors that contribute to The Challenge of Medication Management In Older Adults.
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!

Depression is a real problem on college campuses. A three-tiered approach of education, screening, and assessment is vital for prevention. Learn more by reading Depression in the College Population: An E-S-A Approach to Primary Prevention.
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Browse our Recommended Readings on vital information about BP, transfusion in the critically ill, managing antiretroviral therapy, and more.


Read the articles in the latest Featured Journal online only on NursingCenter. The Featured Journal gives you the opportunity to get acquainted with the kind of coverage and clinical information it has to offer. Get to know our journals. The current Featured Journal is...


  • Upsher-Smith Laboratories has announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Jantoven (warfarin sodium) 3 mg tablets (tan) due to possible mislabeling. One bottle in lot number 284081, with an expiration of September 2012, was found to contain 10 mg (white) tablets.
  • The FDA has approved Abilify (aripiprazole) as an adjunct to lithium or valproate for the maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder.

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